The Police's Andy Summers and Rob Giles Announce Circa Zero
The group, which also features Emmanuelle Caplette, will be making their debut public performance on July 25 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Andy Summers says, "Finally, the El Rey! We can't wait to get this out there." "Andy and I just wanted to write rock songs that we wanted to hear but couldn't find anywhere," shares Rob Giles. "It's almost shocking to think we get to play them for an audience."
The group has recently finished recording their self-titled debut album, which was recorded at Summers' Venice, CA recording studio and expected to be released early next year.
Fans won't have to wait for the show or the album release to get a taste of what they sound like as the group have posted a teaser clip of one of their new songs, "No Highway," here.
MSO sent over the following background information on the group: Circa Zero began when a mutual friend invited Summers to a few of Giles' shows with The Rescues. Summers was immediately impressed by Giles' great vocals as well as his multi-instrumental capability.
The two got together to kick around song ideas, and after their first jam session decided it was imperative that they record together. Circa Zero--the band name reflects a new beginning or fresh start--didn't have any definitive musical agenda in mind but instead, following their muse, they began creating edgy lyrical rock songs both familiar and new, modern and classic.